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Fear of missing out (FOMO)

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Fear of missing out is defined on Wikipedia as “a pervasive apprehension that others might be having rewarding experiences from which one is absent”. This social anxiety is characterized by “a desire to stay continually connected with what others are doing”. Before I started writing this blog I thought it was just a cultural term … Continue reading Fear of missing out (FOMO)

10 years of blogging

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I happened to be looking at my blog’s history and I suddenly realized that I actually first posted on this blog site on 14-Mar-2009. It was of course, a stupid Hello World blog. If you do not know what that means, Hello world is the first thing you do with any software essentially. It’s a … Continue reading 10 years of blogging

How Safe is my city?

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It’s been about 3 months since I moved to Tokyo. There are a lot of things that are very different about this city than say Delhi or Seattle for example. There are a few I don’t like but then there are quite a few that are absolutely wonderful. One of the great things about Tokyo … Continue reading How Safe is my city?

The world without us

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I am reading this book right now called The world without us by Alan Weisman. It talks about the world that will be if humans were to somehow miraculously be removed from Earth. And it got me thinking of a poem I wrote about 8-9 years ago that I had titled It will too turn … Continue reading The world without us

Minimalism

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Why Minimalism is an important concern in our growing world!

First Reactions: Life in Tokyo

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I have been here almost 2 weeks and there are things I see / experience here that sometimes delight me and at other times flummoxes me! The very first thing that hits you is the size of apartments. When we entered our company provided accommodation, we were at a loss initially on how small a … Continue reading First Reactions: Life in Tokyo

Why Tokyo?

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Why Tokyo? This exact line has been the response of me telling people I am leaving Amazon and moving to Tokyo. It has been a very interesting question because no one asked me why Seattle when I left Bangalore. In fact I have been pondering over this quite a bit and I don’t think I … Continue reading Why Tokyo?